Outdoor products company, Coleman, has announced plans to close their long running New Braunfels plant. According to an article in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, the closure will displace 150 workers in phases by the end of the year.
The cooler, jug and ice substitute plant opened in April of 1980 and has been part of the community ever since. Come October, production will cease at the plant and will be consolidated into Coleman’s Wichita, KS plant.
A corporate spokesman for Coleman’s parent, Newell Brands, had the following statement to the Herald-Zeitung.
To support priorities for the Outdoor & Recreation business, Coleman has made the difficult decision to close this facility at the end of this year and transition operations to our facility in Wichita, KS. We are grateful to those in our New Braunfels facility and are supporting them in identifying new career opportunities
The plant Operations Manager is working with the local Chamber of Commerce to provide resources to the employees affected by the closure.